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to get the city at least in his words back on track. mayor emanuel says he will not taxed shoppers homeowners or driver in order to pay for the state pension problems he is turning to springfield for relief and so far he has received a non and until he does he makes it clear he doesn't want the people of chicago to choose between pension payments or public health or public safety, something has to change. >> our goal is reform where we can, caught where we must invest where it matters. >>cut where we must and invest where it matters. >> the damage is $1.2 billion in underfunded pensions, a number that will come to fruition if nothing changes and it will happen in a matter of four years. what we really need most is our representatives in springfield to step up, take their share of responsibility and not miss this critical opportunity once again. it's gotten worse over time by the city council not making it a priority for the last several years. chicago is facing a 25% increase in homicides compared to this same time last year. some say our streets need more human power and we ne
remains tonight there are still no charges filed in this case. there is a new tax possibly targeting gun owners, cook county is calling it the violence tax. there is more behind it than just an effort to cut down on violence. the details are few but one thing is for sure, money is behind this one not just the idea of curbing violence on the street. tony preckwinkle says when it comes to plugging that whole nothing can be ruled out. as the count to works to balance our 2013 budgets everything is on the table, everything except property and sales tax increases as the cook county board president tony preckwinkle has a tough job so now she is taxing gun owners firearms and ammo to close the budget gap. cook county suffers from systemic violence. the wide availability of ammunition exacerbates the problem. >> the gang bangers can just as easily as they go across state lines to buy firearms they can go across state lines to buy ammunition this will only hurt the law-abiding gun owners for the state is not going to change anything. >> he says such legislation is only going to put his shop and
mayor emanuel proposes his budget for next year. pledging not to raise taxes or fees and calling for hiring nearly 500 more police officers. good afternoon. i'm dina bair. and i'm robert jordan in for steve sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>the mayor kept his word. he outlined his plan to close a shortfall. reading a better business climate in the city. creating a small business center. this budget makes critical investments by reforming government instead of raising taxes. >> our goal is to reform where we can and where we must. that is where matters. providing greater opportunities for our children. a mixed reactions to the mayor's speech. he felt as though there should have been more than 4 in. and 57 police officers457 police officers. >> i did not think that is enough. >> whatever we can afford that is what we're going to try to do. >> i think it is a very optimistic message. even though these are tough economic times. it appears that chicago is going to be able to do more with less. >> mayor stres
, cook county board president preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the chicago sun-times has learned. cost of the county right now $143 of debt to house one person. a spokesman for the national rifle association says the company is looking to make legal gun owners scapegoats. they fan ofa similar tax was proposed in 2007. and never passed. >>schools are closed today, and they will be again tomorrow in evergreen park.. where a teacher strike is now in its second week. wgn's nancy loo has the latest on negotiations to end the walkout. there is no end in sight. union leaders say they're disappointed. there and it just after a visit from the president of the chicago division of labor. you're referring furrier judge and community is now they will fight for their jobs later. the words of encouragement. fuel to every teacher to ticket with more purpose. our organization is in 100 percent support of what is current on the ear. the 210 educators to remain on strike are not finding too hopeful of a returning to the classrooms at a t
online at chicago collections.com. chicago elections.com. since the tax payers, we need to make sure the people in and around illinois sports authority of the best sports professionals. the seven member board was supposed oppose candidates monday. back to the mayor and his big plans in the works for chicago second shoreline, the river. robert jordan has a look at those plants. i talked about making the chicago river the next recreational frontier of this city. >> there are portions of the chicago river wall that have already been built out but there are also vast stretches of the river that are vacant or without a sidewalk. residents who live along the river are pleased to hear about the revitalization. it's very exciting and i would welcome it. >> for me would be really nice to be able to get off of main street with the noise and cars. the plans for a continuous walkway include a spacious domes that artists conceptualize as being family friendly for boats restaurants and businesses. with the marina area city as a draw voters into kayakers will be able to enjoy a special area desi
the program will help them avoid new taxes. it will be the first to have the calorie count information. the program will go nationwide. >> death toll has reached eight. the victims got the disease from tainted steroid injections. the shots made by a company in massachusetts were given to treat back pain. they have ordered all of their products r ecalled. the symptom show up within a week of the injection. the food and drug administration is downgrading its report on a generic version of the popular antidepressant "wellbutrin." the agency reports "budeprion" is not as effective. the company that makes "budeprion" asked the f-d-a to withdraw approval of the 300 miligram extended-release tablets. the manufacturer and marketer have stopped shipping the product. wellbutrin is made by glaxosmithkline. the generic is made by impax laboratories and marketed by teva pharmaceuticals. coffee lovers beware. a new study in the october third edition of investigative ophthalmology and visual science shows a daily coffee habit could increase your risk of developing a certain type of glaucoma. the ris
private-sector jobs, we need more but 5.2 million if they would get out of the way and let us pass the tax cuts to the middle class and make it permanent if they get out of the way and let us allow 14 million people who are struggling to stay in their homes because their mortgages are upside down but they never missed the mortgage payment. that line almost a tagline or a mantra, get out of the way and i think it was one of his stronger moments because essentially what he said is he cannot blame the president when you have a republican congress that will not do anything we can make things happen if you get out of the way. >> let me tell you about the mitt romney i know, this is a guy who i was talking to a family in northborough massachusetts here today their kids were hit in a car crash four of them to have them robb and reid were paralyzed the romney's didn't know them as they went to the same church but they never met before. i know you are struggling mark romney said don't worry about their college i will pay for it. romney doesn't tell the stories, the family told the story and when t
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